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Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. will more than likely be quarantined no longer no longer up to 10 extra days attributable to the NBA‘s health and safety protocols, in step with Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic.
Porter changed into as soon as at the start dominated out at the start of January attributable to the league’s protocols with the expectations he would omit a pair of video games.
Although his essential seven-day quarantine performed in time for Thursday’s game in opposition to the Dallas Mavericks, he changed into as soon as no longer with the team and changed into as soon as dominated out earlier in the day, per Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.
The 22-yr-passe has already overlooked four video games and might perhaps perhaps well merely omit no longer no longer up to 5 extra with the additional quarantine.
Porter had been off to a hot start to the season sooner than the most fresh setback, averaging 19.5 aspects and 6.8 rebounds per game in four appearances.
The 2018 lottery uncover averaged 9.3 aspects per game as a rookie final yr nevertheless showcased his capability space one day of the NBA restart, scoring 22.0 aspects per game in seven seeding video games in the bubble. He added 11.4 aspects and 6.7 rebounds per game one day of the team’s playoff bustle to the Western Conference Finals.
Denver struggled with a 1-4 start to the 2020-21 season nevertheless compile gotten abet on the correct observe with out Porter, winning two straight video games coming into Thursday.